Lessons from the Japanese by Terry Polanin, MSN, APN


Last summer I had the privilege of traveling to China and Japan with my husband who attended an international conference. I felt compelled to share some of my impressions of the Japanese culture, as we Americans can learn much from their healthy, gentle, well-ordered customs. Our time in Japan was limited to Tokyo, one of…

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Is Fruit the Foe? by Leslie Rusch-Bayer, RD, LDN, CPT


On a daily basis I am discussing weight loss strategies with women of all sizes. I am always surprised by the quantity of patients who have eliminated or strictly limit fruit intake because they believe fruit is causing weight gain or limiting weight loss. I understand the concern many people face regarding weight as the…

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Cologuard® by Dr. Michele Couri, MD, FACOG, ABIHM


“Life is a one time offer, use it well.” ~UNKNOWN Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The risk of colon cancer increases dramatically after the age of 50, and 4 out of 5 people diagnosed with colon cancer have no prior family history of it. However, 1 in 3 adults over…

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Nurturing Self-Care by Hope Placher, PA-C, IFMCP


I’ve been thinking a lot about a common phrase I hear from many of my patients: “It’s time to take care of myself again.”  I love hearing those words, but it’s easy to draw the conclusion that for a period of time, you may not have been caring for yourself at all! Have you been there?…

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Recipe: French Lentil & Vegetable Soup with Bacon

Lentil and Vegetable Soup with Bacon

By Jennifer Segal Servings: 6  Total Time: 1 Hour Ingredients 3 slices bacon, finely chopped 1-tablespoon olive oil 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 1 stalk celery, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes 6 cups organic chicken broth (Better Than Bullion) 1-cup French lentils 1/2…

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